Gentleman's Gentleman
April 19, 2010 1:43 PM   Subscribe

Gentleman's Gentleman
A new webcomic I'm working on, devoted to teaching the masses the ins and outs of the gentlemanly pursuits.
posted by COBRA! (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Oh this is great! The bag of dicks reference was hilarious.

I'd suggest dropping the "thanks to rebecca collins" thing that appears (no offense rebecca), and doing what is often advised, which is making the text actual text (and thus googleable). Also, far be it for me to suggest something so drastic, but you could rename it to The Veranda.

But anyway, I like it.
posted by cashman at 1:58 PM on April 19, 2010

Thanks! And I think you're right about the credit, it'll probably disappear with the next update.

The making-the-text-text thing sounds good, but how is that done? Some sort of CSS positioning text over a jpeg of the art? That seems like that would ramp up the degree of difficulty pretty seriously. Or- quite likely- am I just missing some really obvious, easier way to do it?
posted by COBRA! at 2:10 PM on April 19, 2010

Isn't a gentleman's gentleman a butler?
posted by electroboy at 2:30 PM on April 19, 2010

Technically that would be "Valet" a personal assistant as opposed to a Butler, head of the dining room and kitchen, but the words and meanings are fungible.
posted by The Whelk at 3:22 PM on April 19, 2010

I'd never heard that usage before, but looking it up... fuuuuuuuuuck.
posted by COBRA! at 4:00 PM on April 19, 2010

Eh, I wouldn't sweat it. It's a good strip, people will know what you mean.
posted by electroboy at 5:05 PM on April 19, 2010

I dig it, although I'm also a big fan of "Nowhere Band," so I hope that comes back soon!
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:03 PM on April 19, 2010

Right on. Thanks, guys, and I guess I'll just milk the butler thing for a joke at some point.

And drjimmy: thanks about Nowhere Band, too, I'm thinking I'll pick it back up in late May or early June, and probably work on both strips over the summer.
posted by COBRA! at 6:50 PM on April 19, 2010

Isn't a gentleman's gentleman a butler?

Comic readers---> O O <----People who speak of butlers in casual conversation.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:16 AM on April 21, 2010

posted by The Whelk at 8:19 AM on April 21, 2010

DAMMIT, you've spoiled my planned "Batman's batman" crossover.
posted by COBRA! at 8:25 AM on April 21, 2010

Maybe that'll help? I haven't played in CSS in months, so I'm completely rusty.
posted by cashman at 12:37 PM on April 21, 2010

For anyone interested, I've started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a Gent's Gent print collection. A $10 donation gets you a signed copy of the book!
posted by COBRA! at 1:45 PM on July 7, 2010

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